Open but not Free: Invisible Labour in Open Scholarship

To celebrate Open Access week (October 22-26), the Open Langara Advisory Committee is co-sponsoring a panel event discussing invisible labour in open scholarship.

The event will take place during the evening of Wednesday, October 24 at SFU Harbour Centre. A reception with light refreshments will precede the panel discussion and questions.

Date: Wednesday, October 24 – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Rm 7000.

Registration: Registration details

5pm-6pm: Reception with light refreshments served
6pm-8pm: Panel discussion and questions

Panel Details: 
In recent years, the open scholarship movement has gained momentum by aiming to fundamentally transform how knowledge is created and shared. Making open access, open data, and open education the default in higher education promises to remove barriers to learning and make knowledge as broadly accessible as possible. In practice, though, the rise of open scholarship has resulted in new challenges for practitioners and stakeholders working within a system in transition.

To what extent do the adoption of open practices and policies in higher education currently rely on invisible labour? And what may be the impact on the sustainability of the movement? Who is able to participate? Who may be excluded? How can open practitioners and stakeholders work together to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are prioritized in the design of new and sustainable systems for scholarly research and teaching?

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Hope to see you there.

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